Spring Home Maintenance

With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to tackle some home maintenance projects. Routine home maintenance can save you the headaches of costly repairs that could be avoided. It can also help you prepare and budget for any future repairs or upgrades. Check this list off every spring to prolong the life of your home’s building materials, landscaping, appliances and more.

Interior

Change HVAC air filters.

Clean and inspect window screens for damage.

Look for moisture in the basement and crawl space.

Inspect the air-conditioning system and trim brush around the unit and clean the coils if necessary.

Inspect the washing machine water hoses for cracks and the dryer vent for lint buildup.

Inspect the air ducts for buildup of mold, allergens, or debris.

Make sure your sump pump is in working order.

Exterior

Inspect gutters and downspouts for damage and debris.

Working gutters ensure that water is diverted from your home’s foundation.

Trim trees and shrubs that are near the house.

Inspect caulking around doors and windows for damage or wear.

Inspect wooden decks, railings, windowsills, and steps for rot.

Repair or replace damaged wood, and touch up paint, stain, or wood finish.

Pressure wash patios, decks, driveway / walkways, and outdoor furniture.

Pressure wash your soffits and siding too, if necessary.

Inspect outdoor sprinkler heads for damage from snowplows or cold weather.

Inspect and tune up any lawn maintenance equipment.

Sharpen tools, charge batteries, lubricate moving parts and replace old gas.

Clean debris from foundation vents and window wells.